Category Archives: Football History

From Groves to Ronaldo and Bale, a short history of world’s most expensive footballers

Gareth Bale won’t forget the 2012-13 season in a hurry, for despite failing to reach a Champions League spot with Spurs, the Welshman swept every individual award available, from the  PFA Young Player of the Year to the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and … Read more…

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A minute of silence? Thanks, but no thanks.

I wasn’t even born when Margaret Thatcher entered Number 10 for the first time as Prime Minister and I had barely celebrated my third birthday when she resigned in 1990, which, I guess, makes me too young to be considered … Read more…

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Swansea: Laudrup’s total football and the right philosophy

By the time Michael Laudrup strolled out with his customary panache onto the Wembley turf to congratulate his players and receive a collective embrace from the jubilant Swansea fans packed behind one of the goals, even the usually humble Dane must have … Read more…

Posted in Capital One Cup, Club Focus, Football History, Managers, Player Performance, Premier League | 1 Comment

Alex Ferguson Now as Important to Football Statuary as Michael Jackson

Not many of us will stay in one job longer than a quater of a century, well unless you class being on the dole for 25 years a job? If I did manage to love a job so much so … Read more…

Posted in England, Ex-players, Football, Football Events, Football History, Managers, News, Premier League, scotland | 1 Comment

Hillsborough: A lie that defined Football for too long, but has changed football forever

The Hillsborough disaster was the worst tragedy that English football has ever seen. Words cannot explain the effect it had on those families affected and the football community as a whole. The families of the 96, the City of Liverpool … Read more…

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Napoli–The rise of the Phoenix…watch out Chelsea!

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli is a football club that has a rich history. Many football fans will have heard of Napoli again after their recent success and qualification for the Champions League. The older fans amongst you will remember Napoli’s … Read more…

Posted in Champions League, Club Focus, Feature Articles, Football History, Match Previews, Premier League, Serie A | 1 Comment